point-of-care testing

Numbers transform dry eye treatment for symptomatic, asymptomatic patientsAdding objective point-of-care dry eye diagnostics to your practice has deep, measurable effects, including more accurate and consistent IOL power calculations.
How tear proteomics can help optometryODs undervalue ocular point-of-care tear testing
POC influenza testing: State of the artWith the introduction of point-of-care (POC) molecular assays, pediatricians can diagnosis influenza A and B during the office visit with sensitivity and specificity comparable to reference assays.
Point-of-care testing opens door to new patient-care modelCLIA-waived tests may be the next big thing.
How point-of-care diagnostic lab tests help clinical decisionsPoint-of-care (POC) diagnostic laboratory testing is not common in eye care. This is not due to any lack of clinical need—it is rather the result of a lack of specific tests known to demonstrate diagnostic and/or treatment relevance to the optometrist and a general resistance to adopting new diagnostic technologies.
A new player in point-of-care allergy testing
A new player in point-of-care allergy testingWhat would be the response if I told you that prescribing an allergy medication outright was a bandage or knee-jerk approach? Now, before everyone comes after me with pitchforks, hear me out.
Identify Sjögren’s patients with Sjö testAre you providing the highest level of care for your dry eye patients? Testing with all the latest methods, osmolarity, MMP-9, TearScience’s LipiView, to name a few? Treating will a full armamentarium, specialized artificial tears, hot compresses, cyclosporine, steroids, punctual plugs, and more?
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptoms
Sjögren's requires an understanding beyond traditional symptomsLupus, dry mouth, and arthritis aren’t usually associated with optometry, but it may well need to become a necessary part of any optometrist's knowledge base as awareness of Sjögren's syndrome becomes more prevalent, reported Dr. Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO, at his most recent seminar at Vision Expo West.
Point-of-care diagnostics change the way we manage patientsIn today’s clinical environment, the buzzword is “efficiency.” Eyecare professionals will continue to expand their utilization of point-of-care diagnostic testing in the future, especially in those cases where the procedures can be delegated to technicians. Gathering data is time-consuming, and physicians are best utilized as analyzers of information, not collectors of information.